Artists that stuck around long beyond their shelf life

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    A TRIBUTE to JLS

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    I admit this could apply to MOST ARTISTS at some point in their career...
     
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    Please let Oasis be an example from history that two great albums and five no doubt dreadful ones DOES not create a legacy...

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    Names PLEASE
     
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    I still cannot believe that Ocean Colour Scene are still going and have been regularly producing albums since the 1990s.
     
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    Tetris-Rock TRAY UP, BITCH

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    I think there's a difference between quietly sticking around and producing albums for the fanbase and still posturing around on television as if you're at the top of your game and trying to appeal to the mass market, mind.

    One could say that's the difference between a band like Ocean Colour Scene and up-until-recently Oasis.
     
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    Surely they SPLIT UP at some point no? At least their not regularly plaguing the charts JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN. Unlike WESTLIFE for example...

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    WESTLIFE. They really needed to do the 4/5 years and out boyband rule but they hung around like a bad smell for more than a decade.
     
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    It was a relief that the download era finally started killing off the hits. Their place on the #1s list is a fucking travesty.
     
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    Bon Jovi really should have split up around 1996.
     
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    My God, they've gone away have they? I used to DESPISE THEM as a teenager.
     
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    They're STILL around releasing shit Soft Rock. I was a fan when I was 12 but they've been ridiculously bland for at least the last 15 years.
     
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    I don't understand why they're still here, utterly faceless.
     
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    I never paid them any attention and then Always was inescapable and I thought it was DIRE.
     
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    This is a good point. OCS have regularly cracked the top 40 with each album (with the exception of the last) but haven't had a top 10 since 2001. Having said that, they were still making the top 40 with the first single from each album as late as 2007.
     
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    That's actually astonishing. I assumed they had comeback at some point...
     
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    One of the members left but they've been touring and making music steadily since the heydays of 'britpop'

    I still go and see them live every now and then, they news stuffs a bit tepid but they always play a few of the classics. I'm gutted I missed them when they did a tour of just Mosley Shoals. That ablum changed my life.
     
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    The only reason I know this (although I had to re-look up their chart positions) is because they were the favourite band of the boy I shared an office with in NZ (who I fancied rotten).
     
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    I think OCS are one of those bands that would carry on making music and gigging if only 20 people turned up. Like those footballers who carry on playing until they are 45 even it means sliding from the Premiership to the Blue Square North, they just love the game.
     
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    I do like the fact that the lead singer of an indie band is a poof.
     
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    Yeah there are a few (great) songs they did with sublte hint of his sexuality. None that are outright but a few cheeky lines here and ther like "you may know what I am, but who I am you don't know"
     
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    The last Bon Jovi single that made any impression on me whatsoever was 'It's My Life'.

    They've released TWELVE singles since then, including several top tens, but I couldn't tell you how any of them go.
     
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    I think the only single from Bon Jovi I've properly liked ever since It's My Life was Who Says You Can't Go Home and that had a country twang to it plus I LOVE Jennifer Nettles (from Sugarland)

    I don't think they've hit the Top 5 ever since then
     
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    I don't mind Bon Jovi's recent material, but yes it's all very pleasant MOR rock fodder as opposed to containing any genuinely great songs.

    You can't really label them with the same "shelf life" tag as pop acts though - the money for them must be in recurrent radio staples (which they have enough of) and extensive touring. They don't need to keep producing hit singles to sell tickets to their fans whereas 1-2 years between massive hits and an act like The Saturdays would struggle to fill a theatre tour, let alone arenas.
     
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    Hell yes. Dreadful.
     
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    Snoop dog. Or Snoop Lion as he is now called :manson:

    I really wish he would just go away.
     
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    When will she go away?

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    The Saturdays have just had the biggest hit of their career, I wouldn't say they belong in this thread JUST yet.
     
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    Who Says You Can't Go Home ft. J-Net is great.

    But then so is Westlife.
     
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    New Order. Should never have reformed the first time and quite sad to see them as a cabaret circuit band minus Peter Hook.
     
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    Oh, and Ocean Colour Scene are possibly the worst band ever to have existed. Them and Cast. Dark times.
     
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    Goodness, Cast really were GRIM

    I was tempted to say Toploader, but nobody ever gave a shite other than one single which irritated the nation for about 5 years solid.
     

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